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Publication numberUS1664301 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 27, 1928
Filing dateOct 7, 1927
Priority dateOct 7, 1927
Publication numberUS 1664301 A, US 1664301A, US-A-1664301, US1664301 A, US1664301A
InventorsWilliam G Kendall
Original AssigneeWilliam G Kendall
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Compact holder and ejector
US 1664301 A
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March 21, 1928.

w. s. KENDALL COMPACT HOLDER AND EJEbTon Filed Oct. 7, 3.927

WITNESSES 7%7/[60/1 6'2 java/u! BY l I ATTORNEY Patented Mar. 27; 1923.



Application filed October 7, 1927; Serial No. 224,659.

This invention relates to compact holders and ejectors for vanity. cases, and has'for an object to provide an improved construction wherein an automatic ejector is presented, capable offunctioning when manu ally released.

Another object of the invention is to pro vide an improved ejector mechanism for vanity cases, wherein an ejecting spring is utilized to produce a movement of the compact after the same has been released.

A further object of the invention, more specifically, is to provide a compact ejector, wherein one or more manually actuated catches are provided for holding a compact in place, together with a constantly acting spring positioned to eject the compact when the catches have been moved to a released position.

An additional object of the invention is to provide an improved compact holder.

wherein a releasable catch is presented for normally holding a compact against removal. I j In the accompanying drawing- Figure 1 is a to plan view of a vanity case open and provided with an embodiment of the invention, part of the lid being broken awa Figure 2 is a view similar to Figure 1, except the compact has been removed and the lower part shown in section, said section being taken on line 22 of Figure 4.

Figure 3 is a sectional view through Figure 1 on line 33. 7 Figure 4 is a sectional view similar to Figure 3 exceptthe compact has been removed. 7 1

Figure 5 is a plan view of amodified form of catch to that shown in Figure 1.

Figure 6 is an edge view of the catch shown in Figure 5.

Referring to the accompanying drawing by numerals, 1 indicates a lid of any desired structure hingedly connected at 2 to the body 3 of the vanity case. The'body 3 may be of any desired shape, said body beln formed preferably with a slightly curve bottom 4, though this is not at all essential.-

Bottom 4 merges at the sides into a curved.

flange 5 which'accommodates the spring which spring is in the form of a wire and part acting as a pintle for the hinge-2. The retaining spring 6 acts to clam 'or hold in place, the compact holding ring The ringis provided with an annular flat sprface 8 and a right angle flange 9 which is vertical when the surface 8 ishorizontal. Flange 9 is preferably formed with a slight groove 10 in which the catch ring 11 fits. This catch ring is provided with a bent end 12 extending to an aperture in the flange 9, and extends almost entirely around the flange 9. At the end opposite the bent end 12,

there is avertical extension 13 projecting upwardly througha slot 14 in the surface 8. The extension 13 if desired, may be bent over and rounded to make a small smooth knob. Inwardly extending sections or ears 15 and 16 are formedat suitable spaced intervals by bending the ring 11. These extensions or catch members extend through suitable apertures in the iflange 9 and overlap the annular flangeorwall 17 of the compact 18. The compact 18 may be any desired compact, consisting usually of a flat bottom .and an upstanding flange so as to present a cup structure for receiving the cosmetic. I

As' indicated particularly in Figures 2 and 3, the flange -9; merges into abottom plate 19 which is provided with a slot or cut-away portion 20. A flat spring 21 is arranged beneath the plate 16 and is. formed to normally bow upwardly asshown in Fig-. ure 4. The ends 22 and 23 of spring 21, continually remain in contact with the bottom 4, but whenever permitted, the spring will automatically move upwardly through the slot 20 into the position shown in Figure 4. When thecompact is forced into the Vanity case, itwill snap past the catchmem here 15 and 16, and said catch members Wlll compact is forced into position, spring 21 is forced downwardly until it assumes the po sition shown in igure 3. When the pro jection or catch handle 13 is moved from in Figure 4. This will result in raising the "normally hold the compact in place. As the compactso that it maybe readily grasped and removed and a new one substituted.

.In' Figures-5 and 6, a modified form of catch ring 25 is disclosed. This ring is rovided preferably with three catch mem rs though a greateror even less number Y comprising an ejecting spring,

- comprising a other, whereupon the ring 25 'will be ex-' panded and'the catch members '26 moved.

away from the compact.

What I claim is:

1. In a vanity case, a compact ejector comprising acatch structure for normally holding a compact in place, a constantly acting spring positioned to urge the compact 'to an ejected position, and manually actuated means for-moving the catch structure wan inoperative position whereby said spring may function.

2. A compact ejector for vanity cases, an expanslble and contractable. catch normally holding the compact in the vanity case against the action of'said spring, and a hand-operated member .for moving said catch to an inoperative position.

.3. A compact ejectorfor vanity cases,

cludinga rmg having a slot near one edge,

a catch structure for holding a compactwithin said ring,'a spring continually acting on said compact for ejecting the same,

and a hand operated member extending from said catch structure through said slot whereby the compact structure may be moved to an inoperative position and thus permit the spring to function.

4. An ejector for vanity cases, comprising I means for holding a compact in a case, sald means including a ring formed with a bottom plate,

positioned to move; partly through said slot when released, a catch structure for nor.- mally holding the compact against said hot- I tom plate whereby said spring is compressed,

and a hand operated member .for disengaging said catch structure whereby said spring may move p'artly'through said slot for ejecting the compact.

5. An ejector for compacts, comprising a flat bowed spring adapted to be. positioned an operative position, and a releasable catch for. normally holding the compact in its opg erative position whereby when said catch is released said spring will automatically function to raise the compact to anejected posi-.

tion. I

i 6. In an ejector for vanity cases adapted to eject compacts therefrom, an ejector inflat. spnng adaptedto be posivided with a depending plate formed with a slot therein,

- means 'for holding a Y tom having a slot therein, a

. through said slot compact holding structure inv said bottom: plate having a slot there1n,a spring carried by said case and bottom of the case and the center will bow upwardly when released, means carried by the vanity case for receiving a compact, said compaet acting to movesaid spring to a substantially flat position, for normally holding the compactun the vanity case, said spring acting to e ect the compact when the catchvis released.

7 A compact plate holder and an e ector for vanity cases comprising a ringfor receiving a compact plate, said ring being proflange anda bottom a catch for holding a compact plate in said' ring, a spring functioning through said slot for ejecting said compact plate when said. catch has been released, and a hand operated member for moving the catch to a released pos tion.

-8. An ejector for vanity cases, including compact in a vanity case, said means being provided with a botflat loosely p0- sitioned spring arrangedbeneath said bottom and formed of a size to bow outwardly when released whereby the compact is ejected, and manually actuated catch means for normally holding the ejector against the action'of said'spring.

9. In an ejector for vanity cases, a rm structure having a depending flange forme with a plurality of apertures, a catchring substantially surrounding said flange an formed with'projecting catch members extending through said apertures, manually actuated means for causing said ring to expand and said catches to move to an inop-. erative position, and spring means positioned' to act on the bottom of the compact to move the compact out of the case when the catch members have been moved to an inoperative position;

v 10. In an ejector for compacts, a spring for ejecting the, compact, and a catch structure for normally preventing the spring from function ng, sa1dcatch structure in desire to move the catch members to a non-.

functioning position. beneath acompact when thecompact is .in 1

11. In a vanity case, a casing, mounted in said casing formed with a wall extending substantially at a right angle to the bottom of the casing, said member having an aperture, and a spring actuated catch extending normally through said uperture for releasablyretaining a compact in said member.

f 12. In a vanitycase, a casing, a compact and a releasable catch a member" handles being adapted to be receiving member mounted in said casing 1 formed with' an upstanding wall provided with an aggrture, a catch, a spring for normally hol feet through said aperture for retaining a compact in said member, and manually operated meansfor withdrawing said catch so as to releasethe. compact held thereby.

13. ha vanity case, a compact holding member formed with an apertured wall,'a plurality of catch members extending beyond said wall for holding a compact in said holding member, one of said catch members being withdrawable for releasing said compact, and spring means for normally holdg said catch so that it will proing said last mentioned catch member in en- 15 gagement with said compact.

14. In a vanity case, a compact holding ring formed with an aperture, a spring pressed catch normally projecting through said aperture for retaining a compact in said 20 ring, and manually actuated means for withdrawing said catch through said aperture for releasing said compact.

Signed at New York in the county of New- York and State of New York this 5th day 25 'of October, A. D. 1927. r


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US5908037 *Nov 4, 1997Jun 1, 1999Pierson IndustriesCompact with hermetic sealing assembly
U.S. Classification132/299, 220/DIG.260
International ClassificationA45D33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA45D33/006, Y10S220/26
European ClassificationA45D33/00V